Jim Carrey quits Saturday Night Live role as Joe Biden ahead of 2020 SNL finale

JIM Carrey's time playing Joe Biden in Saturday Night Live has come to an end ahead of 2020 SNL finale

The 58-year-old actor and comedian took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to announce the news.



His tweet read: "Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty.

"I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that sh*t.

"But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!"

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the Canadian-American actor will hand off his role to a different person for the rest of the 46th SNL season.

The original plan for Carrey was to only play the president-elect for the season's first six episodes, the news outlet was told.

SNL's official Twitter account retweeted the actor's statement and wrote: "Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered."

The 46th season of the long-running satirical show, which returned on October 3, announced in September that Carrey was joining the SNL team as Biden.

His time playing Biden is significantly shorter than Alec Baldwin, a 62-year-old actor who impersonated President Donald Trump since he was sworn into presidency.


Carrey last posed as the 78-year-old Democrat on the day Biden dubbed the 2020 President-elect.

He was not seen on the two SNL episodes that followed and it is unknown who will play Biden on tonight's midseason finale.

Carrey followed in the footsteps of Woody Harrels, John Mulaney, and Jason Sudeikis – all who previously played Biden.

On October 4, Carrey played Biden for the first time on the NBC late-night sketch series.

The episode featured a re-enactment of the 2020 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Biden.

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